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Warsaw, IN 46582
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Carmel IN 46032
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Grand Haven, MI 49417

Road Stabilization

Road StabizationCalcium chloride is the superior choice for better roads, and in liquid form, its properties make it a highly beneficial solution for both performance and value. LIQUIDOW™ Calcium Chloride is an extremely versatile material for several key road applications including gravel stabilization and full-depth reclamation. In these projects it can make a notable contribution to:

Have a smoother ride with Gravel Stabilization

Gravel stabilization is a process that rehabilitates and extends the life of unpaved roads by mixing the existing aggregate with materials that enhance strength and resistance to deterioration caused by traffic and weather.

Benefits include:

Build a Strong Foundation with Full-Depth Reclamation

Full-depth reclamation is a process in which the existing surface of deteriorated asphalt roads and the underlying base are pulverized and mixed together to form an upgraded, homogenous new base.

FDR offers impressive advantages over other reconstruction techniques including:

The use of LIQUIDOW™ calcium chloride as an agent for gravel stabilization in the FDR process provides distinct benefits including:




Michael Barton, Highway Director for Whitley County

"My name is Michael Barton and I'm the Highway Director for Whitley County Highway. I've been involved in county government and the transportation business for over 38 years. The last four years I've been working for the Whitley County Commissioners. Whitley County has approximately 640 miles of road and many of their chip and seal roads I found to be in terrible condition in the spring of 2009. The county had been spending a huge amount of money on cold mix asphalt to fill all of the potholes. Most of the asphalt didn't stay in the holes and 3-4 weeks later you were filling the hole again. In the next few years we decided to re-build the roads from the bottom up correctly based on engineering knowledge and judgment. The roads had to be milled, but first approximately 4" of #73 limestone had to be placed uniformly across the top of the existing seal or road. The milling machine had to be set for the additional limestone depth, the chip and seal and existing stone sub-base. Now, all materials are milled together, followed by one half a gallon per square yard of LIQUIDOW™ calcium chloride. (Your choice up to one gallon per square yard.) The chloride needs to be placed before any compaction takes place. Next we would grade the materials and shape the road with a perfect crown. Typically 2 1Ž2" per 10' width. Once your shape is correct, you need to put a steel wheel roller on the road until you achieve the compaction that you're looking for. The next layer of this road is up to you and what you can afford. Whitley County chooses to do a layer or seal using a layer of sealing asphalt and #9 stone, followed by a layer of sealing asphalt and # 11 stone. The following year after one winter we would apply a last layer of sealing asphalt and #11 stone. This road should last 10 years before another wearing surface is needed. An approximate cost of $50,000.00 per mile goes along with this complete method."